THE PROMISED LAND Info and Photos From Kadokawa
A SCIFI JAPAN EXCLUSIVE
Kadokawa Pictures has provided information and pics for THE PROMISED LAND (楽園, Rakuen), based on Yoshida Shuichi’s short story compilation Crime Novel Collection (Hanzai Shosetsu-shu). Takahisa Zeze, who scored a smash hit in 2016 with his 2-part adaptation of 64 (SIX FOUR), returns to write and direct this socially relevant thriller.
12 years ago, a young girl named Aika was kidnapped at the junction of a Y-shaped road. The case remains unsolved. Tsumugi (Hana Sugisaki), a close friend of the victim, has been deeply emotionally scarred by the incident. Tsumugi can’t forgive herself as she was with Aika minutes before she was abducted.
A local festival is held, and while it helping out, Tsugumi meets Tsuyoshi (Go Ayano), the town loner who lives with his mom and refurbishes used items for a living. She finds herself empathizing with this lonely man.
On the day of the festival, a little girl vanishes from the same Y intersection. Suspicion falls on Tsuyoshi, who flees from the town.
A year later, Tsugumi returns home and meets beekeeper Zenjiro (Koichi Sato), who lives in an aging community on the other end of the Y intersection. Zenjiro comes up with a plan to revitalize the village but it fails, leaving him ostracized, leading to a horrifying crime…
Japanese Theatrical Release Date: October 18, 2019 (Nationwide Roadshow)
Running Time: 129 Minutes
Tsuyoshi Nakamura: Go Ayano
Tsumugi Yukawa: Hana Sugisaki
Zenjiro Tanaka: Koichi Sato
Director: Takahisa Zeze
Original Story: Crime Novel Collection by Shuichi Yoshida (Published by KADOKAWA)
Screenplay: Takahisa Zeze
Producer: Naohiko Ninomiya
Production Company: Kadokawa Corporation
Distributors: Kadokawa Pictures
World Sales: Kadokawa Corporation International
© 2019 “The Promised Land” Film Partners
About Kadokawa Pictures, Inc.
Kadokawa Pictures is part of Kadokawa Shoten, which forms the axis of the expansive KADOKAWA CORPORATION. Kadokawa Shoten has maintained the company’s traditions since its founding, while continuously seeking to innovate at the same time. With their core operations based in publishing and film, represented by the Kadokawa Paperback, Kadokawa Pictures, and Kadokawa Anime labels, they continually release a wide range of content targeted to all age groups.